Ben Crnic

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Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich
New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich An elementary school in Fairfield County will soon have a new principal who brings decades of experience to the table.  In an announcement on Friday, April 19, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed Jason Martin has been appointed as the next principal of Riverside School effective on Monday, July 1.  Martin will replace Christopher Weiss, who announced he would leave the district in January.  According to Jones, Martin is currently the principal of West Gate K-8 School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, where he has overseen plenty of academic…
These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education
These Westchester School Districts Named Best Communities For Music Education Several school districts in Westchester and Putnam counties are being recognized as amongst the best in the entire nation for music education.  A total of 10 school districts across both counties have been named winners of the Best Communities for Music Education Award for 2024 by the NAMM Foundation.  These districts are some of only 975 across the country to receive the award, which recognizes "outstanding" efforts from teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who make sure students can include music as part of their education, according to th…
Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials
Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials Westchester's bustling film industry is continuing to generate billions of dollars in economic activity as it grows more and more successful, officials announced. According to a new report detailed by county officials on Wednesday, April 17, film production in Westchester generated $2 billion in economic activity in both 2022 and 2023.  The industry also created 6,796 jobs and $656 million in wages during the two-year period, officials added. This success came despite several factors that threatened to interrupt film production, including the pandemic as well as the Writers Guild…
Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When
Westchester To Hold Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic For Pets: Here's When To help residents protect their four-legged friends against potential contact with rabid animals, Westchester County will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets, officials announced.  The free vaccinations will be given to dogs, cats, and ferrets on Sunday, May 5 at Stamen Animal Hospital in New Rochelle at 61 Quaker Ridge Rd., Westchester officials announced.  Vaccinations will be given out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and no appointments will be needed. Cats and ferrets are required to be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Additionally, aggressive dogs must be muzzled.&n…
Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester
Lane Closures Scheduled Along Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester Motorists traveling in Westchester are being warned of upcoming lane closures that will likely slow traffic on a long stretch of a busy parkway.  A series of single and double-lane closures along both directions of the Sprain Brook Parkway between the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers and the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant are scheduled for Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. The closures will be implemented between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day to allow for roadway work. 
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…
New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When
New Indoor Golf Simulator Coming To Westchester: Here's When An indoor golf entertainment center franchise has announced an upcoming location in Westchester.  Five Iron Golf, a popular indoor golf franchise, announced this week the signing of a lease for a new location in Port Chester at 179 North Main St. The upcoming location, slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025, will include state-of-the-art golf simulators, golf instruction, and an "engaging social atmosphere" complete with a sports bar and events venue, according to the franchise. The 7,655-square-foot business will open within the Tarry Lighthouse development and will have free on-s…
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center
Support Rushes In For Family Whose Cars Burned In Fire At Westchester Shopping Center Community members are coming together to help a family who lost three cars in a devastating fire at a shopping center parking garage in Westchester.  The blaze happened on Monday, April 15 around 4:30 a.m., when three vehicles caught on fire on the second floor of the parking structure at the Waterfront Place shopping center in Port Chester.  Earlier Report - Car Fires Ignite At Waterfront Place In Port Chester After a lengthy battle, crews from the Port Chester Fire Department were eventually able to extinguish the blaze by 8:15 a.m. However, the incident left the thre…
Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Northern Westchester Village, Police Say Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Northern Westchester Village, Police Say
Rise In Thefts From Unlocked Cars Reported In This Northern Westchester Village, Police Say A police department in Northern Westchester is warning residents of an uptick in thefts from unlocked vehicles.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 16, the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department advised residents that there has been a spike in thefts from unlocked cars within the village.  According to the department, police received over 18 reports of these incidents within a single night.  To protect against these thefts, police gave the following tips: Lock your vehicle even when parked in your driveway or other seemingly safe areas; Remove any valuables from your vehicle…
Support On Rise For Family Of Beloved Westchester Mother Diagnosed With Aggressive Cancer Support On Rise For Family Of Beloved Westchester Mother Diagnosed With Aggressive Cancer
Support On Rise For Family Of Beloved Westchester Mother Diagnosed With Aggressive Cancer As a beloved Westchester mother fights an intense battle against an aggressive cancer, community members have pulled together to raise tens of thousands of dollars for her two children to fulfill her final wishes.  The effort began after Bronxville resident Shana Kesel Sabatini was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in September 2023.  Since then, Sabatini, a well-known daughter, friend, and mother to two young children, 13-year-old Isabella and 8-year-old Dominic, has bravely battled the disease, according to her friend Jenna Brunelli, who began a GoFundMe page…
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